Tables: List tables

List tables in a given dataset

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C#

Before trying this sample, follow the C# setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery C# API reference documentation.


using Google.Cloud.BigQuery.V2;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;

public class BigQueryListTables
{
    public void ListTables(
        string projectId = "your-project-id",
        string datasetId = "your_dataset_id"
    )
    {
        BigQueryClient client = BigQueryClient.Create(projectId);
        // Retrieve list of tables in the dataset
        List<BigQueryTable> tables = client.ListTables(datasetId).ToList();
        // Display the results
        if (tables.Count > 0)
        {
            Console.WriteLine($"Tables in dataset {datasetId}:");
            foreach (var table in tables)
            {
                Console.WriteLine($"\t{table.Reference.TableId}");
            }
        }
        else
        {
            Console.WriteLine($"{datasetId} does not contain any tables.");
        }
    }
}

Go

Before trying this sample, follow the Go setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Go API reference documentation.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io"

	"cloud.google.com/go/bigquery"
	"google.golang.org/api/iterator"
)

// listTables demonstrates iterating through the collection of tables in a given dataset.
func listTables(w io.Writer, projectID, datasetID string) error {
	// projectID := "my-project-id"
	// datasetID := "mydataset"
	// tableID := "mytable"
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := bigquery.NewClient(ctx, projectID)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("bigquery.NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	ts := client.Dataset(datasetID).Tables(ctx)
	for {
		t, err := ts.Next()
		if err == iterator.Done {
			break
		}
		if err != nil {
			return err
		}
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "Table: %q\n", t.TableID)
	}
	return nil
}

Java

Before trying this sample, follow the Java setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Java API reference documentation.

import com.google.api.gax.paging.Page;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQuery;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQuery.TableListOption;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryException;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryOptions;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.DatasetId;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Table;

public class ListTables {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String projectId = "bigquery-public-data";
    String datasetName = "samples";
    listTables(projectId, datasetName);
  }

  public static void listTables(String projectId, String datasetName) {
    try {
      // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only needs to be created
      // once, and can be reused for multiple requests.
      BigQuery bigquery = BigQueryOptions.getDefaultInstance().getService();

      DatasetId datasetId = DatasetId.of(projectId, datasetName);
      Page<Table> tables = bigquery.listTables(datasetId, TableListOption.pageSize(100));
      tables.iterateAll().forEach(table -> System.out.print(table.getTableId().getTable() + "\n"));

      System.out.println("Tables listed successfully.");
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Tables were not listed. Error occurred: " + e.toString());
    }
  }
}

Node.js

Before trying this sample, follow the Node.js setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Node.js API reference documentation.

// Import the Google Cloud client library
const {BigQuery} = require('@google-cloud/bigquery');
const bigquery = new BigQuery();

async function listTables() {
  // Lists tables in 'my_dataset'.

  /**
   * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
   */
  // const datasetId = 'my_dataset';

  // List all tables in the dataset
  const [tables] = await bigquery.dataset(datasetId).getTables();

  console.log('Tables:');
  tables.forEach(table => console.log(table.id));
}

PHP

Before trying this sample, follow the PHP setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery PHP API reference documentation.

use Google\Cloud\BigQuery\BigQueryClient;

/** Uncomment and populate these variables in your code */
// $projectId  = 'The Google project ID';
// $datasetId  = 'The BigQuery dataset ID';

$bigQuery = new BigQueryClient([
    'projectId' => $projectId,
]);
$dataset = $bigQuery->dataset($datasetId);
$tables = $dataset->tables();
foreach ($tables as $table) {
    print($table->id() . PHP_EOL);
}

Python

Before trying this sample, follow the Python setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Python API reference documentation.


from google.cloud import bigquery

# Construct a BigQuery client object.
client = bigquery.Client()

# TODO(developer): Set dataset_id to the ID of the dataset that contains
#                  the tables you are listing.
# dataset_id = 'your-project.your_dataset'

tables = client.list_tables(dataset_id)  # Make an API request.

print("Tables contained in '{}':".format(dataset_id))
for table in tables:
    print("{}.{}.{}".format(table.project, table.dataset_id, table.table_id))